US concerned over political crisis in Nepal

Last Updated: Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 21:26

Kathmandu: The US has expressed concern over
the current political deadlock in Nepal and offered assistance
in taking forward peace process.

Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and
Central Asian Affairs, Atul Keshap, met Home Minister Bhim
Rawal yesterday and discussed the current political situation
and security issues in the country.
During the meeting, Rawal thanked the US government for
its continued support and assistance to Nepal`s peace process
and constitution making efforts, according to Home Ministry
sources.

He also thanked the US official for providing assistance
in strengthening capacity of Nepalese officials in controlling
terrorism, crises management and law enforcement, the sources
said.

Meanwhile, Keshap expressed concern over?the current
political situation in Nepal and prevailing law and order
situation.

The country has been in political limbo for over seven
weeks following the resignation of Prime Minister Madhav Kumar
Nepal on June 30 amid intense Maoists` pressure.
Keshap expressed US government`s willingness to provide
further assistance to Nepal in the areas of security and
counter-terrorism and to minimize disaster-related effects.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 21:26

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